October 16, 2013 Subject:
1977 starts here
This is another excellent fall 76 show, easily the equal of the great east coast shows from September. In total agreement with the reviewer below, this is a hard hitting show – Garcia had just switched amps, and the new heavier sound was dialed in. Highlights are an absolutely insane Sugaree, one of the best I've heard, and a second set which smokes from the Eyes opener through the fantastic Other One>Comes a Time>Franklin's Tower. Nice audience recording, quite a bit fuller and stronger than the Bertrando source, though with a bit less high end.
August 5, 2013 Subject:
ONE OF THE GREATEST SHOWS I SAW
1974-1985 were my years. These 2 LA shows were the Dead's first after their hiatus after the 'Wall of Sound' tours in 1974. The principals remained active during tht time. Garcia and Weir were very active with JGB and Kingfish, each releasing an album ("Reflections" and "Kingfish" respectively). And of course the band put together "Blues for Allah". Anyway, the Dead were back and we were ready! On this night, the band played SO HARD in the second set jam that there was no encore! The applause was deafening! They raised all of the curtains so you could see all the way to the back brick wall across the stage, to say they weren't coming back. Didn't stop us. The audience stayed and applauded for at least 15 minutes with the house lights up. Just an incredibly organic show that brought everything together. I chased that memory for another 10 years; I found flashes of it (Terrapin on 12/31/78 Winterland closing show comes to mind), but never repeated for an entire show. Spend some time with 'The Other One --> Comes a Time'. Still brings tears to my eyes. Can't believe its been over 35 years...
July 31, 2013 Subject:
The best source for this show
Yes, there is a Charlie Miller SBD available, but, to my ears, this is the better source. '76 SBDs are notoriously thin and sonically unbalanced. The 10-15-76 SBD sounds like it's all vocals and drums, no guitars. Bobby is almost totally buried in the mix, and Jerry is only clearly audible during solos. This AUD recording, taped by an FOB pro, captures the sound of this performance much more richly. Sound is pushed off to the right, and instrument separation could be a tad bit better, but, overall, it sounds pretty sweet. This is a very warm recording. It gives you the 'in-audience' sound of the show without any annoying audience noise.
Thanks for getting this on the archive!
August 25, 2010 Subject:
Great show with high energy
The instruments align in Bertha and Sugaree, they really nail it. It's All Over Now is really rockin and New Minglewood blues really shines. There is high energy through out this show and some really great quality in every song. Great work on the transfer and thanks for the hard work, guys! This show is a must have!
February 16, 2010 Subject:
Eyes > Music
Great sound with all instruments well placed in the mix. Only listened to the Eyes > Music so far and the pairing is explosive!